Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is known for her uplifting and musical prayer services, her emotionally resonant teachings based in Jewish text and tradition, and her commitment to climate action and social justice. She is available to officiate weddings and other life cycle events, teach adult learning classes, and lead congregational and family Shabbat services around the Boston area.
On this website you can follow her new blog Beloved on the Earth: Honest Reflections from a Beautiful and Unsafe World, and (coming soon!) browse selected past sermons and teachings, searchable by topic. You can also find popular resources such as her original climate anthem, The Tide Is Rising, and her vernacular weekday prayerbook on shame resilience.
Rabbi Shoshana serves as the Director of Professional Development at Hebrew College in Newton, Mass., where she works with clergy students on internships and career choices, teaches on spirituality & social justice, and is involved in other projects in the broader institution. She lives in Roslindale with her husband, Yotam Schachter, their toddler son Abraham, and dog Lulu.
Rabbi Shoshana was ordained by Hebrew College, and is a alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, JOIN For Justice, and Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences where she was also a Henry David Thoreau Scholar.